May 3, 2019

Day

The West classroom also introduced Slicing Mini-Cucumbers and Straight Pins in a Strainer in Practical Life. Bell Matching was also introduced, allowing children to hear tonal differences and subsequently match the sounds. In celebration of Earth day, Earth finger paint was added to the Art Shelf. Color Box 5 Grading was added to the Sensorial shelf...
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On the math unit shelf, we are exploring fractions.  Students are discovering that a fraction is part of a whole. With the materials, they are able to see equivalencies, add and subtract fractions with like denominators and do story problems with fractions. Our fraction materials help the concepts become more concrete. In Zoology, we’ve concluded...
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Our book groups are halfway through their respective books and are excited to share their thoughts. We are gearing up to perform Billy Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” to the Lower Elementary classroom. Which one of our friends will be turned into a donkey? Let’s wait and see.  The hallway is about to be taken...
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April showers bring May flowers! Let’s hope so! Outdoor education continues to be an important part of our Montessori curriculum. We have had several opportunities to walk the trail, look for birds and turn over logs and rocks to find insects! Pictured are toddler classmates enjoying lunch outside. In our classroom we have started watermelon,...
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This week at school we had a swimming trip on Tuesday. When we first got there we changed and then headed into the pool. We could go in the Cooper pool or Andrews pool. Today in science we had to get leaves and sketch them, while figuring out if the leaves were monocots and dicot....
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This week some students have been working on their verb poster. Each student had to pick a different verb to study and then explore different parts of it. They learned things such as word origin, active vs. passive voice, moods of verbs, participles, gerunds, and infinitives. When students aren’t working on their verb poster, they...
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    What a busy and fun week in Early Childhood! The East classroom introduced the Geo-Boards and Slicing Mini-Cucumbers in Practical Life. When using the Geo-Boards, students stretch various rubber bands over pegs creating geometric shapes and strengthening hand and finger muscles. Fine motor skills and focus are demonstrated while slicing our mini-cucumbers. Children...
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We continue to be amazed at how these students keep working and growing into strong learners and leaders. Have a blessed weekend, Miss Mary and Miss Jennifer
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